EU leaders set 2030 climate, energy targets

EU leaders have agreed to review their 40% CO2 reduction target for 2030 after the 2015 Paris climate summit, as well as setting 27% goals for renewable energy and efficiency

EU leaders have agreed to review their 40% greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 after the Paris climate summit in 2015.

As expected, heads of state and government meeting in Brussels in Thursday night agreed an EU-level binding renewable energy target and an indicative EU energy saving target, each of 27%.

The energy saving goal, which is weaker than the European Commission’s 30% proposal, will be reviewed by 2020 “having in mind an EU level of 30%”.

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